Finding liver cancer early increases the chances of successful treatment. Symptoms vary from child to child. Often, liver cancer causes a mass, or bump, in the abdomen with no other symptoms. In many cases, it is found during a routine medical examination or by the parent.
Occasionally, pediatric liver cancer has other signs, which may include:
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Unequal growth of one part of the body compared to another
- Early signs of puberty
Liver cancer is rare, and these symptoms usually do not mean your child has liver cancer. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.
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